October Weather Averages for Chicago, Illinois, USA

What's the Weather Like in Chicago in October

Autumn in Chicago means the weather can be wildly unpredicatable.

The temperatures are much cooler than in summer, but can be unseasonable warm. so it's best to pack layers so you are prepared for anything. The public beaches are now closed until spring, so if they are a draw to Chicago for you, October is not the time of year to visit the city.

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    Chicago Weather for October 2019

    What's the Weather Like in Chicago in October

    Autumn in Chicago means the weather can be wildly unpredicatable.

    The temperatures are much cooler than in summer, but can be unseasonable warm. so it's best to pack layers so you are prepared for anything. The public beaches are now closed until spring, so if they are a draw to Chicago for you, October is not the time of year to visit the city.

    Temperature
    The average daily temperature for Chicago in October is cooler than in preceding months at 17°C, which can drop down to 6°C on average.

    Sunshine
    The days are getting decidedly shorter in October too, with an average of 6 hours of sun per day in October.

    Rain
    The average rainfall experienced in Chicago during this month again drops considerably to 68 mm throughout the month on average.
     

    Things to do in Chicago in October

    There is still plenty for you to see and do though in the city in this month.

    National Hockey League
    For hockey fans, the National Hockey League game begin in October in Chicago, so book your tickets for the always exciting, often violent, sport.

    SOFA
    SOFA (Sculpture, Object and Functional Art Exposition) Chicago also occurs in October, with over 92 galleries and dealers coming together to collate the decorative and fine arts.

    International Fillm Festival
    Feature length films from all over the world are showcased in Chicago for the International Film Festival, with work from a number of new directors also shown.

    Supernatural Tours 
    Chicago's professional ghost hunter, Richard T. Crowe, hosts a number of Supernatural Tours during this month, revealing which parts of Chicago are haunted, where the ghosts are and all the unusual phenomona that occurs in the city.

     

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